Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. ( by C. H . Spurgeon)

1 Samuel 7:12

Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

 

The word “hitherto” seems like a hand pointing in the direction of the past. Twenty years or seventy, and yet, “hitherto the Lord hath helped!” Through poverty, through wealth, through sickness, through health, at home, abroad, on the land, on the sea, in honour, in dishonour, in perplexity, in joy, in trial, in triumph, in prayer, in temptation, “hitherto hath the Lord helped us!” We delight to look down a long avenue of trees. It is delightful to gaze from end to end of the long vista, a sort of verdant temple, with its branching pillars and its arches of leaves; even so look down the long aisles of your years, at the green boughs of mercy overhead, and the strong pillars of lovingkindness and faithfulness which bear up your joys. Are there no birds in yonder branches singing? Surely there must be many, and they all sing of mercy received “hitherto.” But the word also points forward. For when a man gets up to a certain mark and writes “hitherto,” he is not yet at the end, there is still a distance to be traversed. More trials, more joys; more temptations, more triumphs; more prayers, more answers; more toils, more strength; more fights, more victories; and then come sickness, old age, disease, death. Is it over now? No! there is more yet-awakening in Jesu’s likeness, thrones, harps, songs, psalms, white raiment, the face of Jesus, the society of saints, the glory of God, the fulness of eternity, the infinity of bliss. O be of good courage, believer, and with grateful confidence raise thy “Ebenezer,” for-

 

He who hath helped thee hitherto

Will help thee all thy journey through.

When read in heaven‘s light how glorious and marvellous a prospect will thy “hitherto” unfold to thy grateful eye

Sing a New Song ( by Fenny West)

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Place of Prevailing Prayer ( by Fenny West)

Place of Prevailing Prayer

New International Version
Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

Ex33:21

In the Place of Prayer
Many things happen. 
Prayer is the key 
To unlock difficult doors. 

The place of prayer
Is the place to be. 
It is a place of power;
A place where you see.

In the place of prayer 
Destinies are changed;
And Order is restored. 
This is the place you Soar. 

In this place, you see His face
And obtain new strength and grace;
Where you crawled, you walked, 
Where you walked, you ran
Where you ran, you flew
And where you flew, you soared. 

In this place, God’s voice is heard
And the voice of the Flesh is silenced. 
This is a labour room where vision is born;
Where blessings are released;
Where curses are reversed, 
Chains are broken and purpose restored. 

Moses was here and returned 
With the ten commandments. 
Hannah was here and her womb was opened. 
Esther was here and obtained favour, fervour,

and freedom from serfdom and annihilation.  
Jesus was here and was fortified for ministry. 
Elijah was here he stopped the rain. 
He was here again and he opened the heavens. 
Elisha was here and raised the dead. 
Daniel was here and received revelation and on the Day of Damnation and Disaster, and the lions den, they could not harm him. 
David was here and received directions. 
Paul and Silas were here and their chains fell off and their prison doors opened and the jailor and his household saved. 
The disciples were here and the house shook, Divine Direction given and Peter released, spared execution. 
Nehemiah was here and obtained permission, provision, and protection. 

The Place of Prayer 
Is a place of priority, 
a place of power
And the place to be. 

Luke 18:1
“And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”

1 Thessalonians 5:17
“Pray without ceasing.”

Mark 1:35
“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.”

Psalms 5:3
“My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.”

Philippians 4:6
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
James 5:17
“Elijah was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months.”
James 5:18
“And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.”

Esther 4:16
“Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.”

Matthew 17:21
“Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.”
Isaiah 40:31
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”